50 Strong Women Quotes & Quotes About Women

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” – Rhonda Hansome

The following is a list of strong women quotes as well as quotes about women in general. Some will inspire you while others might make you laugh.

To get you in the mood, let’s start off with an empowering song:

“If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.” – Aristotle Onassis

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al Anon

“There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.” – Henry Miller

“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” – Susan B. Anthony

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

“One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.” – Virginia Woolf

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.” – Robin Williams

“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” – Margaret Thatcher

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” – Susan B. Anthony

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

“We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.” – Rosalyn Sussman

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

“When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.” – Steffi Graf

“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” – Rosalind Russell

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr

“You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” – Byron Katie

You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” – Marsha Evans

“It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grandchildren’s fates, are decided.” – Hillary Clinton

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordon

“Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?” – Virginia Woolf

“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” – Anita Roddick

“And yet women — good women — frightened me because they eventually wanted your soul, and what was left of mine, I wanted to keep.” – Charles Bukowski

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter

“Women kill me. They really do. I don’t mean I’m oversexed or anything like that — although I am quite sexy. I just like them, I mean. They’re always leaving their goddam bags out in the middle of the aisle.” – J.D. Salinger

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa

“An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.” – Salvador Dalí

“Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?” – Barbra Streisand

“Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.” – Dorothy Day

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” – Helen Keller

“Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.” – Coco Chanel

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

“I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn’t be a staring contest.” – Frank Sinatra

“I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart

“We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.” – Susan B. Anthony

“Success breeds confidence.” – Beryl Markham

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” – Nancy Rathburn

“Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild

“Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth.” – Emily Dickinson

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

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